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WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL INTEGRITY AWARD OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION
Date: 2015-12-11

WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL INTEGRITY AWARD OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION
COMMEMORATING THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY 2015

(1)  MRS. LARA TAYLOR-PEARCE

Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce is a product of the Annie Walsh Memorial School, and an alumni of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone. She began her career in 1991 at KPMG Peat Marwick as a trainee auditor and rose through the ranks to the position of a Senior Supervisor.

She started her career in the Public sector in 2000 at the Accountant General's Department as technical assistant. During her tenure in that position, she ensured that she carried out her duties with diligence and the highest level of integrity. Her tenacity and resilience in ensuring that Public sector funds at the time were spent for the intended purpose, earned her the reputation of being a very disciplined person.

In 2002, at the end of her contract period at the Accountant General's Department, she was appointed Finance and Administrative Manager at the Public Sector, management support project. She was appointed Principal Finance Manager and head of Administration at the Institutional Reform and
Capacity Building Project in 2004.

Mrs. Taylor-Pearce in 2007 was appointed Deputy Auditor. At that position, she not only influenced positive change in the organization, she also made an impact amongst her peers in the international arena.

In November 2011, Mrs. Taylor-Pearce was appointed the Auditor General of the Republic of Sierra Leone.  Her appointment as Auditor General has resulted in tremendous changes in Public Sector  Auditing in Sierra Leone.

Due to her professional dynamism, Mrs. Taylor-Pearce was unanimously elected by her peers at the Regional governing board meeting held in 2014, as the Chairperson of the African Region (English Speaking) of Supreme Auditing Institutions, the umbrella Audit Institution in Africa for twenty English speaking countries. A position she still holds.

Mrs. Taylor-Pearce is married with two daughters.

(2) SYLVANUS FODE BOIMA

Sylvanus Fode Boima hails from Geoma Jargoh Pujehun District, Southern Proince. He is 70 years old and married with children.

Mr. Boima started public life at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in 1965. He later entered dispensary school and graduated as Pharmacy Technician (Dispenser) in 1977. He further entered Paramedical school now known as School of Community Health Sciences at Njala University Bo Campus and graduated as Community Health Officer (CHO) in July 1987. As a health worker, Mr. Boima over a period of forty years, contributed to health programs in Sierra Leone.

He has been a member of the Rotary Club, Bo District, PPASL and YMCA.  He is currently President of Housewives and 'Man na Os' Advocacy Group, complementing the Sierra Leone Police, especially the Family Support Unit.  He is the President of the Sierra Leone Association of the Blind (SLAB), Bo District, and Sierra Leone Union on disability issues (SLUDI), Southern Region. 

Despite becoming visually impaired in 2008, Mr. Boima is a member of the Civil Society Organization advocating for the grassroots and is a member of the gender based violence under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs.  He is a key listener and contributor to major radio stations, carrying out advocacy and awareness raising on human rights and good governance. 

In 2013, he was declared best gentleman by the Bo City Council.  In December 2012, Radio New Song awarded him as the best contributor and radio listener.  In May 2014, he won a similar award from KISS 104 FM, Bo. 

Mr. Boima in his life and work, consistently exhibited honesty, sincerity and diligence. 
   
 




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